The University of Tampa community is pleased to present Family Orientation to our Class of 2024 parents, family and guardians.

While your students attend their first day of Week of Welcome, you are encouraged to attend Family Orientation. Fall Family Orientation will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Fletcher Lounge (Plant Hall). This optional morning program will introduce you to the University’s resources and tools to help your student successfully transition to UT.  

Program and Presentations

If you missed Family Orientation, no worries! We are happy to share the presentations from the program. Please find those presentations below! We will also be posting a link to the recorded session soon.

Family Orientation Video (YouTube)

Family Orientation Overview Program (PDF)

Academic Success Center Presentation (PDF)

Residence Life and Sodexo (Dining) Presentation (PDF)

Parents, family members and guardians may also elect to participate in the undergraduate online orientation program by creating a guest account. The online orientation program will provide your student with information on how to be successful at our University and help them become familiar with the many resources available to your student as a Spartan.


As you prepare to come to campus, check out our Family Orientation Schedule to maximize your orientation experience. 

Schedule Summary

All residence halls open on Friday, Aug. 28, for our residential first-year and transfer students. Commuter students will check in at the Vaughn Information Desk located in the Vaughn Center Lobby. 

Please note that if you are a parent, family member or guardian of an international student (studying on a visa), international students should arrive on Thursday, Jan. 16, for a special International Student Orientation program. International students are expected to attend all new student orientation activities on Friday, Jan. 17.

Parents, family members or guardians are free to help students settle into their residence hall rooms on Friday, Aug. 28, prior to their mandatory floor meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. In addition to settling into their residence hall rooms, you and your students may elect to tour the campus or visit our historical Plant Hall Museum. 

The Family Orientation program will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29. During the program, parents, family members and guardians are invited to meet key administrative staff and attend a variety of presentations focused on helping your student be successful at The University of Tampa. A continental breakfast will be provided. We will post registration information closer to summer. 


Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at (813) 257-1999 or with any question.